Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Winter Plumbing Tips for Chicagoland.

Old man winter…here he comes.  If he is as rough and tough as he was last year then Chicagoland is in for potential plumbing problems again.  The first order of business is to avoid frozen pipes.  Watch your water pressure and at the first sign of restricted water flow call a professional immediately.  Also let cold water trickle from your faucets at about a pencil’s width.

Disconnect garden hoses and drain all of your outdoor pipes to battle winter damage due to a hard freeze.  The next step is to install an insulated faucet jacket.  Also, be sure to utilize the shut off valves inside of your home to drain the water from pipes that lead outdoors.  Another thing, keep the temperature in your home high enough so that you are circulating warm air to help your pipes stay warm.

Even precautionary efforts may not be enough to completely protect you from plumbing problems this winter.  If and when those occur, Call AquaTech Plumbing any time 24/7, serving Naperville, Lisle, Plainfield, Aurora, Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles, Wheaton, Winfield, Warrenville, or Glen Ellyn, at 630-416-3555, 630-898-3444, 630-377-9555, or 630-462-3555.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Never Ignore A Gas Leak

Some defects in and around your home are not detectable by site.  A gas leak is a perfect example of a malady in your home that needs immediate attention. When a gas line becomes compromised it could be something trivial, but chances are the problem may be very serious.  It not only may endanger the very safety of your family, but it may even threaten your neighbors.

At a time like this you need immediate professional help.  Carbon monoxide detectors are an absolute necessity in every home.  Please make it the highest priority to install them before the harsh winter sets in.

If you experience a sulfur-like odor do not hesitate.  Act immediately and turn off the gas.  The next step is to call your western suburban Chicagoland plumber, Aqua Tech Plumbing.  If you live in the Naperville-Plainfield-Aurora, Geneva-Batavia-St. Charles or Wheaton-Winfield-

Warrenville-Glen Ellyn area, contact AquaTech Plumbing at 630-416-3555, 630-377-9555, or 630-462-3555 for more information about any and all plumbing services including gas leaks.